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Hart will leave UA president job, return to teaching

Once called a "polarizing" figure, UA President Ann Weaver Hart, who became embroiled in controversy this spring over her relationship with a for-profit college, will leave the job in May 2018 when her contract ends. ... Read more»

Falken press: Ally Miller's ex-aide reactivates 'Az Daily Herald' site

Although County Supervisor Ally Miller has been slow-walking her response to public records requests that could shed light on who was behind a bizarre website linked to her office, an aide who quit last week has made the site live again — using his real name this time instead of an alias.... Read more»

Giffords calls for civility in this ‘very negative’ campaign season

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was back in Washington Thursday with her husband, Mark Kelly, calling for a more civil public discourse during a campaign season filled with what Kelly called “kind of historic poor rhetoric.”... Read more»2

Yuma-area Border Patrol agent shoots, kills man during fight

A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man during an altercation south of Yuma on Thursday night. The agent sustained injuries, including a concussion and cuts to his face and head after a suspected illegal immigrant grabbed his collapsible baton and hit him repeatedly. ... Read more»

McSally demands info about FBI surveillance flights over Tucson

In a letter to the FBI's director, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally asked officials to brief her on the use of small planes to conduct government surveillance in and around Tucson. ... Read more»

Grijalva to Sanders: 'Not going to happen'

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, the first member of Congress to endorse Bernie Sanders in his campaign for the presidency, has begun calling on the Vermont senator to wind up his efforts and "begin to try to integrate the party." "It's not gaining traction ... it's not going to happen."... Read more»1

Streetcar service cuts back on track

Late-night hours for Tucson's Sunlink streetcar will be cut starting Thursday, after having been pushed back a week. Thursday nights, the streetcar will now make its last run at 10 p.m., instead of 2 a.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, the streetcar system will run through midnight instead of two hours later.... Read more»

'Minutemen' co-founder Simcox convicted of child molestation

An Arizona jury on Wednesday convicted the co-founder of a border militia group of molesting a 5-year-old girl but acquitted him of more serious sex charges. Chris Simcox, who co-founded the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, was found guilty of two felony counts of child molestation and one felony count of providing obscene material to a minor.... Read more»

U.S. citizens socked with charges for smuggling meth, pills at I-19 checkpoint

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three U.S. citizens and seized more than five pounds of methamphetamine and a grab bag of marijuana and prescription drugs at the I-19 checkpoint on Monday. ... Read more»

White House punts in response to petitions decrying March elections

The White House told the hundreds of thousands of people who signed petitions demanding action after the botched March presidential preference election in Arizona that they would have to look elsewhere for help.... Read more»

How tying gun restrictions to mental health has failed

n the wake of a mass shooting, a furious political debate inevitably erupts: Does gun violence stem from mental-health issues or from easy access to firearms? A new study suggests that regulators' attempt to predict which people are likely to use a gun to cause harm needs fine-tuning. ... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

Thanks for 'voting'

With the primaries mostly done and both of the front-runners now the presumptive nominees, it's time to start deciding which one is the lesser of the two evils.... Read more»

Congressman Vela's 'up yours' letter to Trump wows Washington

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela's open letter to Donald Trump, that missive challenging the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to ram a theoretical border wall up his ass, is already the stuff of Capitol Hill legend. ... Read more»

$2.2 million pot load discovered in furniture truck at border crossing

About 4,400 pounds of marijuana were recently discovered in a semi-trailer filled with furniture at a Nogales border crossing, officials said. The drugs were discovered after a drug-sniffing dog signaled their presence, hidden among the pallets in the trailer.... Read more»

Green Party's presidential candidate won't be on Az ballot

A missed filing deadline means that the presidential nominee of the Green Party — most likely Jill Stein — won't be on the ballot in Arizona come November, officials said.... Read more»

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